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North view of Sydney Cove; taken from the Flag-staff, opposite the ObservatoryThe images in this section are largely of two types – views and charts – and the majority are by George Raper, Midshipman. It would have been part of Raper's normal routine to keep some record of his voyage and chart new waters. Raper is precise in his details and many of his views can readily be identified in today's landscape.

Watling's drawings are similarly precise but have a greater element of considered composition and he brings the Aboriginal people into his views to show this is a landscape in which things are going on.